“Feel This Moment” is a song by rapper Pitbull, featuring recording artist Christina Aguilera. It was released as the fourth single from his seventh studio album Global Warming (2012). The song was written by Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Sir Nolan, DJ Buddha, Pitbull and Aguilera. While production for the song was handled by Adam Messinger, Sir Nolan, Nasri Atweh and DJ Buddha. It interpolates the hook from Norwegian synthpop band A-ha‘s famous 1985 world hit single called “Take on Me“. The band themselves, who wrote “Take on Me”, had also received the writing credits for “Feel This Moment“. The song is a dance-pop, hip house and electro house song, about stopping to take a moment to appreciate life. The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised Aguilera’s vocals, calling it “gorgeous,” while also praising the sample used on the song. Back in October 2012, Pitbull’s official website had given a list of possible collaborators who were expected to appear on the Global Warming album, with Aguilera being one of them. Pitbull also had spoke about the collab with Aguilera during an interview, stating: “‘Feel This Moment’ is a special record, and to work with Christina Aguilera is an honor, a blessing, someone that I highly respected, as far as her talent, her voice, her range that she can take it, and I think ‘Feel This Moment’ is gonna be a great record, because it’s got a very powerful sample and everybody’s gonna dance too. On top of that, when I say ‘Feel this Moment’ is basically, ‘feel life, don’t live life for a moment, live life for life, that is your moment’.” Check out the new music video and Pitbull on set with “Dancing with the Stars” down below…
The video was directed by David Rousseau and features Pitbull in many parts of his Planet Pit World Tour. Aguilera is seen wearing a black leather ensemble with curly hair. In some of the scenes, Christina is seen flipping through what looks like Pitbull’s official tour program. In another clip, Pitbull appears to step out of a black-and-white drawing of himself and we see in another clip, he jumps into the drawing of a window.
The video has already received over 1 million views. Set to a thumping club beat, the singer spits his lyric, “Let’s stop time and enjoy this moment”,followed by Christina singing, “One day when my light is glowing, I’ll be in my castle golden / But until the gates are open, I just wanna feel this moment.” Pitbull makes reference to E.L. James‘ best-selling erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey when he raps, “She read books, especially about red rooms and tie ups.” According to Billboard, they say “Feel This Moment” is structured an awful lot like ‘Get It Started,’ Pitbull’s recent single with Shakira,” which is heard on Global Warming‘s deluxe edition.
MTV Buzzworthy commented asking readers, “Is it just us or has there been an influx of ‘live for the moment!’ songs as of late?,” citing Ludacris, David Guetta and Usher‘s single “Rest of My Life,” and Ke$ha‘s controversial single “Die Young.”
Global Warming is the seventh studio album recorded by Pitbull. It was released worldwide back in November 2012. In October 2011, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, Pitbull and all other artists who previously signed to these three labels, will instead release future material on the RCA Records brand/label. In October 2012, Pitbull confirmed that Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, The Wanted, Enrique Iglesias and Havana Brown would all be featured on the album. Reportedly the song “Last Night (Never Happen)” was originally intended for Paris Hilton. Complex Magazine named the album cover the second worst of 2012.
Pitbull was recently spotted on the set of Dancing With The Stars while filming a promo for the show in Los Angeles, California. The video above is a behind the scenes look of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS 16) during the making of the “Feel this Moment” video. Latina Magazine got to interview Pitbull and learned some of his personal thoughts on what his tia and abuela have taught him about life and why he thinks people are able to connect globally with his videos. Pitbull says that he also likes to work with powerful, detailed and diligent women, like Christina Aguilera.
Armando Christian Perez aka Mr.Worldwide also says its because of the values instilled in him by his mother, aunt and grandma over the past several years. Pitbull also shared that Celia Cruz was responsible for putting out the first record that made him want to dance. Which we agree that Celia is a legendary singer and performer.
What do you think about Pitbull and Christina’s new video? What about the interview he recently did talking about his album and working with the many talented women who are on his album? Please share your thoughts and opinions with me below…